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Patrick Joseph GOLDEN

Regimental number3409
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSeaman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 8"
Weight119 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Golden, Dublin, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 20 September 1919
Discharge date25 November 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt

Embarked 10 May 1916; disembarked Suez, 15 June 1916; taken on strength, 5th Division Details, Tel el Kebir, 12 July 1916

Found guilty, 4 July 1916, of (1) smoking on parade, 3 July 1916; (2) not complying with orders; (3) insolence to Provost Sergeant: admonished.

Found guilty, 4 July 1916, of being drunk on parade, 4 July 1916: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 12 July 1916 (rash); discharged same day.

Tried by Field General Court Martial, Tel el Kebir, 31 July 1916: pleaded guilty to two charges: (1) insubordinate language to a superior officer, 14 July 1916, in that he at Tel el Kebir said 'Obscene language' to 2/Lt Peter Strachan: 'You are only a Scotch bastard and require fucking, and I will do it.'; (2) offering violence to his superior officer in that he at Tel el Kebir on 14 July 1916 did offer to strike 2/Lt Strachan. Found guilty of both charges; awarded 6 months' imprisonment with hard labour.

Rejoined unit from Detention Camp, 31 January 1917.

Transferred to Imperial Camel Corps, 3 March 1917.

Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 14 March 1917 (old fractured lower jaw; condition preceded enlistment; unable owing to deformity to have a denture fitted for defective teeth).

Tried by Field General Court Martial, Cairo, 17 April 1917, on two charges: (1) drunk while on Active Service in 14th Australian General Hospital, 24 March 1917; (2) drunk while on Active Service in 14th Australian General Hospital, 7 April 1917: pleaded guilty to both charges; found guilty of both charges: awarded 30 days' imprisonment with hard labour.

Found guilty, 5 July 1917, of (1) drunkenness; (2) absent without leave from 4 pm to 10.10 pm; (3) out of bounds: awarded (1) 7 days' confined to barracks; (2) forfeiture of 1 day's pay and confined to barracks for 7 days; (3) forfeiture of 2 days' pay.

Found guilty, 16 July 1917 of when on Active Service (1) being drunk in the Pyramids Bar, Sharia Karmel, about 1600, 14 February 1917; (2) being in town whilst a defaulter: awarded 14 days confined to barracks and forfeited 20 days' pay.

Found guilty, 19 July 1917, of when on Active Service, (1) conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he used abusive language in the camp Orderly Room, Ghezireh, 18 July 1917; (2) using abusive language and obscene language with violence to an NCO in the Guard Room: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited £7.

Admitted to Field Punishment Compound, Abbassia, 24 July 1917; discharged from detention and marched in to Australian Depot Stores, Ghezireh, 15 August 1917.

Found guilty by Field General Court Martial, 7 September 1917, of (1) being absent without leave from 1.30 pm till 10 pm, 19 August 1917; (2) when on Active Service being drunk, 19 August 1917: awarded 90 days' Field Punishment No 1, and forfeited a total of 109 days' pay (£27.5.0)

Found guilty, 18 December 1917, of when on Active Service conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he at Ghezireh on 13 December 1917 was drunk and used abusive language in the Guard Room: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited £7.0.0.

Admitted to Field Punishment Compound, 18 December 1917; discharged, 14 January 1918, and rejoined Australian Depot Stores.

Found guilty, 1 February 1918, of when on Active Service (1) being out of bounds in a brothel, Wagh el Berka, Cairo, at 0100, 1 February 1917; (2) absent without leave from 2400, 31 December 1917, to 0100,1 February 1918: forfeited 5 days' pay (£1.5.0).

Found guilty, 9 March 1918, by Field General Court Martial, of (1) using insubordinate language to a superior officer on 20 February; (2) using abusive language to an officer and warrant officer: awarded 9 months' imprisonment with hard labour.

Admitted to Detention Barracks, 26 March 1918. Admitted to Citadel Hospital, Cairo, 6 June 1918 (dysentery); discharged to Detention Barracks, 18 June 1918.

Discharged from Detention Barracks (sentence expired), 8 December 1918.

Taken on strength, 15th Light Horse Regiment, in the field, 21 December 1918.

Found guilty, 6 January 1919, of breaking Regimental Orders by purchasing liquor from a native inhabitant, Al Baalbeck: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Found guilty, 31 May 1919, of (1) drunkenness; (2) creating a disturbance in the lines: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 26 Clearing Hospital, 1 July 1917 (sore on penis); transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 2 July 1919; to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria,18 July 1917 (venereal disease, soft chancre); discharged to duty, 27 August 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 58 days.

Marched out to Transit Camp, Port Said, 28 August 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Port Said on board HT 'Plassy', 20 September 1919; disembarked Sydney, 30 October 1919; discharged, Brisbane, 25 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 October 1943
SourcesNAA: B2455, GOLDEN Patrick Joseph

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